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Hamish Fraser

Call 2021

Inquests & Public Inquiries

Hamish gained wide-ranging experience of this area whilst undertaking pupillage with Farrah Mauladad QC, assisting on a variety of cases including:

  • Preparing written submissions to the coroner in relation to whether the procedural obligation under Article 2 European Convention on Human Rights for a Middleton inquest was triggered. The inquest concerned a mentally ill man who had died whilst being restrained by security guards after he had started assaulting members of the public.
  • Aiding preparations for an inquest into the death of a young woman who died from a drug overdose. Farrah Mauladad QC represented the therapist who last saw her before she died.
  • Aiding preparations for an inquest into the suicide of a woman directly after she had just visited a counselling service.

Selected Cases

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  • Buchanan Prize for outstanding performance on the BPTC (Lincoln’s Inn, 2020)
  • Advocacy Scholarship (BPP, 2019)
  • Tancred Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn, 2019)
  • Winner, the Crowther Shield for public speaking (Lincoln’s Inn, 2019)
  • Winner, the Crown Office Mooting Competition (2018)
  • The Janet Quigley Prize for Middle English studies (Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, 2016)



  • BPTC (Outstanding), BPP
  • GDL (Distinction), City University
  • English Language & Literature (First Class), University of Oxford

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